Chief executive officer of the city is one who is directly elected by
the people. Mayor-ward form of government is more goal oriented and
proactive in problem solving due to every four years there is
essentially a referendum on leadership
responsive to the citizens of the community
for a better check and balance system of local government by
providing for separate but equal elected branches of government (better
ideas surface where there is open and public input as to agendas and
proposals on issues affecting the city)
finding consensus on issues and is more representative of the interests
of the total community
increased accountability - Stops the "passing of the buck"
as to who is responsible for executing the laws and policies of the city
involvement and access to the political process will be enhanced
by providing person to person interaction between residents and
councilpersons living in and elected from their prospective wards.